Autistic man found safe, Vancouver police say


Vancouver police say 21-year-old Kyle Howell has been found safe and is being reunited with his family.

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VANCOUVER, Wash. - Vancouver police are asking for the public's help finding a missing autistic man who has not been seen since Tuesday morning.

Kyle Howell, 21, was last seen at his family's home, in the 9500 block of Northeast 5th Street, at 8 a.m.

Police say Howell is known to take long walks. Howell's family told investigators that he usually leaves for several hours, but they became worried when he did not return home by 11 p.m.

Howell is 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds. He has a shaved head with a small bald spot and hazel eyes, police said. He may be wearing a tan Columbia jacket.

Anyone who sees Howell or knows his location is asked to call 911.